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Ohio Sea Grant products and publications on Lake Erie and Great Lakes science, history and education

Ohio Sea Grant publishes a wide range of information on Lake Erie and Great Lakes science, history and education.

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Tipping Point Planner Community Workshop Report, Ottawa County Ohio

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Tipping Point Planner Community Workshop Report, Ottawa County Ohio

Ottawa County, Ohio is situated on the coast of western Lake Erie. This area was identified by the US EPA’s US-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement as an Area of Concern. With the goal of assisting with engagement on land use and tourism concerns related to the development of a new strategic plan for the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, Ohio Sea Grant, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant partnered with the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) to hold a Tipping Point Planner (TPP) workshop. Through collaboration with Reveille LTD, a local planning consultancy, and OCIC, Ottawa County as a whole was identified as a focus area. In total, over 50 people participated in the two-day workshop.

Ohio Sea Grant, Reveille LTD, and the OCIC led the development of a steering committee which included key stakeholders from county departments, elected officials, and the public. The steering committee identified two key focus areas of focus for the workshop: Land Use Planning, Development, Open Space and Nature-Based Solutions; and Lake Fish Populations and Water Quality: Implications for Tourism and Recreation.

LENGTH: 48 pages

Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter July 2022

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Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter July 2022

Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter July 2022

VOLUME: 12 ISSUE: 7

Freshwater Science: Using Bacteria to Remove Microcystin from Drinking Water

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Freshwater Science: Using Bacteria to Remove Microcystin from Drinking Water

Many Ohio communities draw their drinking water from Lake Erie, so making sure that any harmful algal bloom toxins are removed before the water reaches consumers is essential to maintaining public health.

While water treatment plants currently use activated carbon, ozonation, and other methods to treat for algal toxins, Dr. Jason Huntley at The University of Toledo, with previous funding from the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative and current funding from NOAA-PCMHAB is developing new cost-effective, efficient, and safe methods to remove algal toxins from drinking water, using bacteria that naturally break down microcystin toxin into non-toxic component parts. The team was issued a patent on this technology in May 2021.

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Bookmark

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Bookmark

2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Bookmark

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Poster

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Poster

2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Poster

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Signs

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2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Signs

2022 Lake Erie Awareness Day Station Sign

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DORA - Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas

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DORA - Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas

“DORA” stands for “Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area.” Effective since 2015, Ohio law legalized the creation of DORAs in qualifying municipalities and townships (Ohio Revised Code 4301.82 2022). “The DORA essentially draws a mapped-out district, typically within a downtown or mixed-use area, in which patrons 21 and over purchase alcoholic beverages from approved restaurants and carry their drinks outside and within the DORA boundaries” (Wiles 2021). Any person of legal age in a DORA carrying an open container of beer, wine, or liquor is generally exempt from prosecution under the “Open Container Law” (Ohio Revised Code 4301.62 2016) if the drink was purchased from a participating DORA vendor.Young man wearing a coat leans on a railing holding a mug of beer with a skyline of the city behind him.
Figure 1. A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) allow patrons 21 and over to purchase alcoholic beverages from approved restaurants and carry them outside within the DORA boundaries.

This fact sheet is intended as a guide for local decision makers, community planners, economic development professionals, consumers, and businesses to help them better understand how to implement a DORA in their community. It provides background information about relevant laws and actions to help inform community decisions on whether a DORA can be created and its potential impact on communities.

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Waste Containment and Disposal

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Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Waste Containment and Disposal

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Waste Containment and Disposal

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Vessel Cleaning

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Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Vessel Cleaning

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Vessel Cleaning

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Sanding and Painting

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Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Sanding and Painting

Clean Boater Tip Sheet: Sanding and Painting

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